Yemen party leaders to meet Hadi in Aden

Leaders of several political parties will meet President Hadi in Aden

Yemen party leaders to meet Hadi in Aden
World Bulletin / News Desk
The leaders of several political parties will soon head to Yemen's southern Aden province to meet with embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a Yemeni politician has said.

Abdel-Aziz Jabari, secretary-general of the centrist Justice and Construction Party, said on Monday that party leaders would visit Hadi in his capacity as president of Yemen.

He said talks between Hadi and party leaders would focus on political issues.

Jabari did not specify, however, exactly what issues would be discussed at the meeting.  

Hadi made his first recent public appearance in Aden on Sunday, only one day after he fled house arrest in capital Sanaa.  

Aden TV and Yemen's Houthi-controlled official news agency broadcast images of Hadi's meeting in Aden with a number of provincial governors.

On Saturday, Hadi – who had been under house arrest by the Shiite Houthi militant group – fled Sanaa to Aden.

In a subsequent statement, Hadi stressed his presidential legitimacy and dismissed all decisions taken by the Houthis since Sept. 21 of last year – when the Shiite group seized control of Sanaa – as "null" and "illegitimate."

Hadi tendered his resignation last month after the Houthis seized control of Sanaa's presidential compound.

The group then issued a "constitutional declaration" dissolving parliament and establishing a 551-member transitional council.

The declaration was rejected by most of Yemen's political forces – along with some neighboring countries – which described it as a "coup against constitutional legitimacy."

Yemen has remained in turmoil since President Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down in 2012 following a months-long popular uprising against his 33-year rule.


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